PARIS (AP) – Lyon extended their unbeaten streak to eight and broke through to the leading edge of the French league after beating Angers 1-0 on Sunday.
The win put Lyon in second place provisionally. Lille need only a draw at home to ailing Lorient to regain second place on goal difference.
A victory would leave Lille two points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Forward Tino Kadewere scored his fourth goal of the season by scoring in the 77th minute for Lyon.
Angers almost leveled in the last minute when a cross caught goalkeeper Anthony Lopes badly stopped, but defender Sinlay Diomandé deflected the ball on the line.
Montpellier reached 20 points, the same number as Lyon, after a vibrant 4-3 victory at home against Strasbourg, penultimate in the table. Forward Andy Delort scored two goals and assisted in the winning goal.
Montpellier led 2-0 before the quarter hour thanks to goals from Pedro Mendes and Delort.
But Strasbourg responded with penalties converted by defender Kenny Lala and forward Habib Diallo. Delort finished with a header for 3-2 after 30 minutes of play. Ludovic Ajorque leveled the match before the end of the first half.
At halftime, Delort combed the ball that Gaetan Laborde spliced with a volley to secure the victory. Ajorque nearly made it 4-4 near the end, but his shot was repelled.
In other matches: Nantes 1, Metz 1; Reims 0, Nimes 1; Dijon 0, Lens 1.
The meeting on Saturday between Marseille and Nice was postponed after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the Nice squad.
PSG lost 3-2 to Monaco on Friday, the defending champions’ third defeat of the season. They went 2-0, thanks to a double from forward Kylian Mbappé, against the team that sold him for 180 million euros ($ 213 million).